South Sudan troops held women as sex slaves: UN

A UN report says South Sudanese government troops held women as sex slaves while attacking scores of civilians just outside UN bases.

Sudan, S. Sudan extend agreement on transit of humanitarian aid

Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Sunday to extend their agreement on transit of humanitarian aid through Sudanese territory in the South, a media report said.

Rebels in South Sudan detain 16 UN peacekeepers on barges

Rebels in South Sudan said on Thursday they have seized UN barges they suspected were transporting weapons for government troops, and have been holding 16 peacekeepers who were aboard.

South Sudan oil tanker blast deaths top 150: Reports

At least 150 people died in South Sudan when a crashed oil tanker exploded as a crowd scooped up spilled fuel, reports said on Friday.

At least 85 killed in South Sudan oil tanker blast

At least 85 people were killed in South Sudan when a crowd tried to gather fuel from an oil tanker that had veered off the road on its way to a region west of the capital Juba, the presidential spokesman said on Thursday.

At least 85 killed in South Sudan oil tanker blast

At least 85 people were killed in South Sudan when a crowd tried to gather fuel from an oil tanker that had veered off the road on its way to a region west of the capital Juba, the presidential spokesman said on Thursday.

South Sudan president signs peace deal, with reservations

 South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a peace accord Wednesday to end 20 months of civil war, but also issued a list of "serious reservations" and warned the deal might not last.

Patients die as South Sudan fighting forces medics to flee: Red Cross

A dozen patients have died and dozens more wounded are without care in a South Sudanese hospital after fighting forced medics to flee, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday.

Amid violence and hunger, South Sudan marks 4th birthday

Amid ongoing violence and the threat of famine, South Sudan is marking four years of independence from Sudan.

South Sudan rebels battle over key town as talks collapse

Warring forces in South Sudan battled Sunday over a key northern town with both rebels and the army claiming control after the latest peace talks collapsed without progress.

Top South Sudan leader reunites with rivals amid war

Top South Sudanese politician Pagan Amum, arrested and sacked as secretary general of the ruling party as civil war erupted 18-months ago, was reinstated to his post on Tuesday.

129 children killed in South Sudan fighting in May: UNICEF

At least 129 children were killed, with boys castrated and girls raped, during a government offensive against rebels last month in South Sudan, according to the UN children's agency.

South Sudan accuses Sudan of airstrikes, killing one

South Sudan's government on Wednesday accused Sudan of bombing two locations in its territory, killing at least one soldier and wounding others.

South Sudan rebels deny getting weapons from Khartoum

South Sudan`s rebels on Friday denied a report alleging they were getting weapons delivered by air from Khartoum, claiming it was government troops who were using arms bought from Sudan.

UN official expelled for predicting South Sudan's collapse

South Sudan's government sought on Tuesday to justify the expulsion of the United Nations' outspoken aid coordinator Toby Lanzer, blasting him for unfairly predicting the country's collapse.

South Sudan rebels say killed 'many' government soldiers

South Sudanese rebels killed "many" government soldiers in three days of fighting in Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile State, a rebel military spokesman said on Monday.

Khartoum accuses S.Sudan of backing Darfur rebels

Sudan`s military accused Juba of supporting rebels from Darfur after Khartoum`s troops clashed with the insurgents in part of the war-torn region near the border between the two countries Sunday.

South Sudan leaders must strike deal for sake of nation: EU aid chief

South Sudan`s warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the European Union`s aid chief said Saturday, warning the international community was running out of patience over the country`s civil war.

South Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels

South Sudan`s government on Monday threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war.

South Sudan calls off elections, aims to extend president's term: Govt spokesman

South Sudan has called off elections due in June and its cabinet plans to ask parliament to extend President Salva Kiir`s term, a government spokesman said, as a violent power struggle between Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar rumbles on.